A Minor Roasting

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Dear Father

I hope you are very well.

What a spiffing time we had last evening, myself and the other fellows. After prep we lit a roaring fire on which we toasted muffins and marshmallows.

Chadders said that Parkinson minor hadn't put a decent enough shine on his boots so he gave him a damn good thrashing, which was an absolute hoot.

Then we roasted him in front of the fire till he squealed like a pig. Mrs T came in when she heard him choking and asked us to let him go as his trousers had started smoking.

Old Tuppy's mater had sent him a hamper from Fortnums so we rounded off the evening with a midnight feast in the dorm. Just like in your day Pa.

How are things now at the bank Father? It was unfortunate that you were unable to take any time off over Christmas and New Year. Will you be coming up to Sprockins for Oddsprockins Day? It would be delightful to see you and Mumsy together.

Well, bye for now Father.

Your loving son Reginald

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Mon 26th Nov 2018 22:58

this is red hot

can't wait for the reunion.


I wish I could conjure up names.

Billy Bunter that brings back memories Brian

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Brian Maryon

Mon 26th Nov 2018 10:36

Thanks for likes and comments. My influences were in particular Goodbye Mr. Chips, Lord Snooty and His Pals, and Billy Bunter.

I have to admit being in awe of the way young posh boys speak, their manners and their ability to hold conversations with adults on an equal footing.

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kJ Walker

Sun 25th Nov 2018 10:05

I like to think its not really like that, but I'm probably wrong.
Loved "Oddspockins Day".

Cheers Kevin

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 24th Nov 2018 08:33

Hilariously entertaining... Great start to the weekend Brian. Thank you..😂😂

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Don Matthews

Sat 24th Nov 2018 08:04

When Saturday finally comes
Around and there's no poem
From our illustrious Clubber
Our rhymer we call Brian

I have to do a backtrack
(Should that be hyphened too?)
The bugger's gone and posted it
At am twelve-o-two 😎

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 24th Nov 2018 00:41

An entertaining reminder of Tom Brown's Schooldays! I don't
imagine (appropriate word) that this is derived from personal
experience but the imaginative impetus that created it is worth
noting for its class-ism ( my contribution to the pernicious precocity
that sees ever other "ism" demand to be heard and taken notice of).
But at least you didn't sign off with "Boris"!

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